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Shortly after the news broke that Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author, was shot and killed at a Central Texas gun range on Saturday, Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffrey took to Twitter to make the point that even an expertly trained sniper couldn’t prevent gun violence:
So much for good/talented guy with a gun being able to stop mentally ill guy with a gun: http://t.co/6UJS0fLW— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 3, 2013
Moments after publishing the comment, fanatics came out in full force to threaten and harass Jeffrey for suggesting that guns don’t, in fact, make us safer. After receiving a few threatening tweets, Jeffrey tried to clarify her point:
I fail to see how calling Chris Kyle "good" & "talented" is showing him disrespect. Saddened by loss of him & his friend. And Newtown kids.— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) February 3, 2013
And clarify it again:
But still the vitriol poured in. The responses to Jeffrey’s comments became so frequent, and so ugly, that she began retweeting them on her timeline. The tweets provide a glimpse at the dark, and so often violent, tone of the public debate on gun control in the United States:
Erase those disrespectful tweets now you dirtbag motherfucker An American patriot lost his life tonight. You will regret this @ClaraJeffery— Heidi (@HeidiL_RN) February 3, 2013
@ClaraJeffery I hope tragedy finds its way into your life. I wish nothing but pain and heartache for you.— Russell Ed (@russelledlives) February 3, 2013
@ClaraJeffery you have no class. he went to war for scum like you too.have you ever fought 4 anything besides food stamps??— Diamond Jim III% (@BackwoodsJim) February 3, 2013
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